- Webinar recorded on Wed 1st February, 2017
- 1 hours 03 mins
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Achieving High Fertility in High Yielders by Stuart Russell.
- The reproductive challenges of the high-yielding dairy cow
- A brief description of 21-d Pregnancy Rate and one significant warning over its use
- How informative is ultrasonographic ovarian examination?
- Recent research challenging our understanding of the role of supplementary progesterone
- How to monitor the success of timed insemination, and should it alter our use of popular protocols?
- Examples of breeding strategies and corresponding fertility KPIs from high-yielding dairy herds
Working mainly with large intensive dairy farms of Cheshire and beyond, Stuart is particularly involved in troubleshooting high-input dairy herd performance and enjoys challenging traditional ideas on the monitoring and economics of dairy herds. Since 2013 he has been an alternative resident with the European College of Bovine Health Management, based at Nantwich Farm Vets.
Among many dairy-related interests, Stuart likes to question whether veterinarians are as good (or as valuable) as we think we are, and wonders how this should affect our approach to both individual cases and herd management.
He is a member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association and American Association of Bovine Practitioners and enjoys discussing ideas and learning from dairy farmers and vets from around the globe.